Nearly weeks after opening the accountability arts class for the development of youth art, Accountability Lab and the Liberia Visual Arts Academy (LiVArts) has announce an accountability art exhibition at the National Museum of Liberia.
The exhibition will run for approximately two weeks under the theme: “Accountability Art: Liberia’s Quest for Integrity.”
According to the Program Director of Accountability Lab Brooks Marmon, the French Ambassador accredited to Liberia Joel Godeau and Kenneth Best publisher of the Daily Observer are expect to attend the exhibition and make a special remarks as well participants artists.
He added, “Local artists will have the opportunity to display two works artwork each on issues relating to the importance of accountability and transparency in addressing the core roots of Liberia’s development challenges,”
He said also “the public is highly invited to this exhibition and the platform ahs already been created for them to speak directly with their artists and make arrangements to purchase their work,”
The Accountability Lab co-creates innovative tools in order to fight corruption and build accountability. It helps creative people and organizations to develop tools, as well as to help communities hold their leaders accountable.
It has supported a variety of initiatives in the visual arts, including an ongoing mural campaign and the production of an accountability comic book series.
“Portion of the proceeds will also go to LiVArts to support the accountability art class for the development of the youth artistic skill, Mr. Marmon said.
He discloses that participating artists include Duke Appleton of Artists without Borders, Frank Dwuye the illustrator of the Tabellah Tee comic book series, and Hip CO artist Lucky Buckay. Also LiVArts Executive
Director, Leslie Lumen will also present artworks at the opening of the exhibition.
Currently Leslie is regard as one of the national leading painter, cartoonist and illustrator. As an artist him participated in the Africa Now! Art Exhibition held in Washington DC, in 2009 and has been regard by as CNN
Liberia’s most celebrated artist. As well as been feature on CNN African Voices; Arts World program of the Arabic TV network Al Jazeera; BBC Focus, Network Africa and Radio France International (RFI)
He noted that visual art send a direct massage to the minds that your contribution can help maintained the fabric of the society, adding through visual art,” We sense the world and it offer the society the platform to foster peaceful dialogue and it is creative idea present the culture value of people.”
He also said “visual arts have a strong pressure on the progress of society, it build positive in the mind that there is need for social change can irrespective of your social class,” he added.
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